The town Kazipet derives its name from a Sufi saint named Syed Shah Afzal Biabani who was a Kazi during the British regime. It is one of the tri-cities of Warangal-Hanamakonda-Kazipet in Andhra Pradesh. Kazipet also happens to be an important railway junction, a connecting link to North India. The region is known for its religious diversity. Warangal, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Khammam are the cities nearby Kazipet.
Places to Stay
Kazipet doesn’t have good accommodation options. So it is recommended that tourists opt for hotels in Warangal instead. Some of the hotels in Warangal are Supreme Hotel (Tariff –Rs 700), Shankar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 400), Shilpa Lodge (Tariff –Rs. 600) among others.
The official language of Kazipet is Telugu. The other languages spoken include English and Hindi.
Holi in March and Diwali in November are celebrated with great fervour here.
Places of Interest
Some tourist spots in and around Kazipet are Mahankalli Temple, Sri Mettu Ramalingashvara Swamy temple, Our Lady of Fathima Church among numerous others.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kazipet is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which is 159 km away.
Kazipet has a railway station of its own which serves as an important connecting link to North India.
Kazipet has a bus stand of its own with buses plying to nearby places such as Hyderabad, Warangal among others. It is mostly state run buses which ply on this route. You can book bus online from various bus booking websites.
Known to be the commercial city of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada is surrounded by two rivers t Krishna river on the east and west and the Budameru River on the north. The city which means victory is known to have the largest junction of South India. The place is important state since it is situated on stretch of the Chennai-Howrah and Chennai-Delhi rail routes. It is also has a highway 5 and 9 connecting the city. One of the most popular temples in Vijayawada is the Kanaka Durga temple. It is located on the Indrakeeladri hill that overlooks the river Krishna.
Budget Hotels in Vijayawada
There are good budget hotels in Vijayawada,Some of them are Hotel Sai Siddartha (Tariff – Rs.550), Quality Hotel D V Manor (Tariff – Rs.990) and Lotus Green Park (Tariff – Rs.1000).
The official language of Vijayawada is Telugu. The other languages spoken include English
Events in Vijayawada
Deccan festival is one of the famous festivals in Vijayawada. It is celebrated for five days in the month of February.
Places to See in Vijayawada
There are several places of tourist attraction in Vijayawada. Some of the places include Kondapalli Fort, Vijayawada, Vijayawada (8kms from Vijayawada), Mogalarajapuram Caves (5 kms from Vijayawada), Undavalli Caves (7kms from Vijayawada) and Victoria Museum (20 kms from airport).
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport is located about 20 kms away from the heart of city.
Vijaywada railway junction is the most important railway station of Southern railway network.
Vijayawada bus terminus is the biggest in Asia. It stands next Chennai . Some of the best bus operators that offer good experience for passengers include Sidhi Vinayak Tours N Travels, Barathi Travels amd Abi Tours & Travel. Avoid standing in queues in bus counters and go for online bus ticket booking facility instead.